Special Issue "Impacts of the Neighborhood Environment on Cancer Prevention, Outcomes and Disparities"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 10073
Interests: health disparities; greenspace; spatial analysis; racial segregation; housing
Interests: health geography; socioeconomic contributors to health in poor and wealthy countries; drinking water; health inequalities; built, physical and social environments
The characteristics of neighborhood environments are known to contribute to health outcomes and disparities, including in cancer. While research increasingly examines the influence of neighborhood characteristics—particularly measures of socioeconomic status—on cancer, more research is needed. In this Special Issue, we request cancer-focused submissions in three areas that require additional attention: (1) studies incorporating novel social, built and natural environment measures, (2) studies using innovative methods to examine pathways/mechanisms/processes linking neighborhood characteristics to cancer outcomes, and (3) studies that explicitly consider issues of neighborhood exposures, cancer latency and residential mobility over time and space.
- Cancer prevention, cancer control, cancer outcomes, cancer disparities
- Social environment (structural racism, racial segregation, racial composition, socioeconomic status, neighborhood social cohesion, social norms)
- Built environment (transportation, land use, walkability, housing, food environment)
- Natural environment (parks, greenspaces, trees, gardens, landscapes)
- Residential selection bias, residential mobility, cancer latency, cumulative risk
- Causality, mediation, pathways and processes linking neighborhoods and cancer
Dr. Kirsten Beyer
Dr. Amber L. Pearson
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